Holborn’s Hot Five Most Creative Bars
Say hello to the five bars shaking up Holborn that are moment’s from the neighbourhood’s latest luxury development – Pinks Mews
Holborn is rapidly developing into one of London’s most exciting and dynamic entertainment scenes. Early settlers include creative giants Warner Bros and Saatchi & Saatchi, whilst massive techs names such as Google, Skype and Amazon have moved in during the last few years as the city’s tech industry has boomed. With this creative workforce has come the emergence of equally creative nightlife. As a result, the area now boasts some of the most dynamic venues in London.
A new luxury development, Pinks Mews, situated in the historic Dyers Buildings, is lucky enough to sit at the heart of this vibrant community. From a quick pint to a late night escapade, here are five of the most exciting bars the neighbourhood has to offer.
Fancy giving your backhand a go? On the Holborn Road, just across from the Dyer’s Buildings, is London’s notorious ping pong bar, Bounce. With professional-style ping pong tables throughout the venue, the bar brings the much-loved game to the front and center of the social experience, with drinks served throughout the night. The venue can even claim to be the home of ping pong itself, as it is based on the exact site where game-makers Jaques of London invented the sensation in 1901.
London Cabaret Club
Dinner and a show? How about drinks with a live performance mere meters from your table? Just off Bloomsbury Square sits the acclaimed London Cabaret Club, one of Holborn’s top destinations for a sophisticated evening of entertainment. Once seated in their glamorous ballroom, you can drink and dine in front of cabaret spectacle with massive musical numbers, glitzy costumes, and a host of different talents. Their current repertoire of exciting shows includes the James Bond-inspired ‘London Never Dies’ and a musical celebration of the ‘Best of British Pop’.
Cha Chaan Teng feat Absurd Bird
Fusing East and West, this Kingsway bar is a re-imagining of the concept of the Hong Kong Cha Chaan Teng tea restaurants with a contemporary London approach. In an ode to its origins, the bar offers a selection of ‘Tea House Tipples’ including the Lady Grey Fizz, ChaChaanTeng Vodka Espresso and South China Sea Bourbon. Coffee Cocktails are mixed by industry experts SoulShakers and teas are hand-selected by specialist Henrietta Lovell of the Rate Tea Co.
Set to a 1970s soul soundtrack, drinks are served in a traditional cha chaan teng environment with a heavy infusion of art deco. The space also features a bespoke street art by DAIN, one of New York’s most influential street artists.
Not normally a darts player? The first rule of flight club is that darts is a game for everyone. With four different games of social darts on offer and a leaderboard to top, you can drink in your ‘oche’ whilst you play and later in the bar after your games have wound down. Hailing from the founders of Bounce, you are guaranteed an exciting night with one of Britain’s most-loved entertainments in a relaxed, vibrant setting.
Tucked away in a little alleyway behind Holborn station – and a short walk from the Dyer’s Buildings – is polish bar, Bar Polski. A local favourite, it has long been a fixture of the Holborn bar scene and has been running 20 years this year. Among their vast repertoire of alcoholic offerings, they serve over a colossal 50 different Vodkas and are said to have the best Pierogi in London.
You could live right in the centre of Holborn, moments away from all these destinations and more. Despite being at the heart of such a vibrant community and only 5 minutes from the bustling Chancery Lane, the tucked-away nature of Pinks Mews gives the properties a heavenly secluded feel. Inside, residents can luxuriate in bespoke designer interiors with stunning architectural features such as double-height windows and balconies with views of the surrounding area. They will also benefit from the dedicated 24 concierge service. So for a luxury pied-a-terre in the centre of one of the most exciting parts of London, why not arrange a viewing?
Prices at Pinks Mews range from £995,000 to £2,750,000. For further information contact CBRE (020 7240 2255) or Hamilton Brooks (020 7606 8000) or visit the Pink Mews website to register your interest